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kevin campbell
(rockymtbiker) - F

Locale: Michigan
Light/UL/SUL & Warm synthetic vest recommendations for summer on 06/25/2013 08:37:54 MDT Print View

I'm considering a vest to replace my jacket in my pack this summer. I've read plenty of old threads saying that a vest is likely the way to go in the temps I'm going to encounter. I also have done some reading on down, and I'm not sure that the extra weight savings is worth the risk of the down getting damp & not keeping me warm.

So, I'm thinking a synthetic vest might be the way to go. If you think down warrents a look, feel free to convince me, I'm easy that way!

I just don't know to much about vests, synthetic vests, so I'm figuring you all do. UL or even SUL might be nice, if that exists...

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Light/UL/SUL & Warm synthetic vest recommendations for summer on 06/25/2013 10:05:43 MDT Print View

I often use a Rab Generator vest, its weighs 250g.

Montbell does offer a lighter one.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Light/UL/SUL & Warm synthetic vest recommendations for summer on 06/25/2013 10:40:59 MDT Print View

I've got an Arcteryx Atom LT vest. It weighs 238 grams in size Medium. The Patagonia Nano Puff vest is another one I looked at but I found the Atom used on Gear Swap for a great price. They're pretty light but warm enough for the moderate temperatures I hike in.

Adam

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Dry side of the Eastern Sierra's
Re: Light/UL/SUL & Warm synthetic vest recommendations for summer on 06/25/2013 10:47:05 MDT Print View

A few have already been mentioned.
Montbell Thermawrap vest 6.5oz
BPL Cocoon UL 60 vest 5.3oz (Discontinued but you might find one on gearswap)
MYOG Thru-Hiker Mimima Vest Kit (Website says as light as 4.5oz)
Rab Generator Vest 9oz
Patagonia Nano Puff Vest 8.6oz

Edited by cobberman on 06/25/2013 10:48:26 MDT.